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At least 31 people have been found dead in eastern Uganda after heavy rains caused a landslide, a government official said Friday.

NEW DELHI: Climate change is making development highly risky, particularly in lower-middle income countries like India.

Cloudburst is one of the most devastating and frequently occurring natural hazardous events in Indian Himalayan region. Localized deep cumulus convective clouds have a capability of giving enormous amount of rainfall over a limited horizontal area, within a short span of time.

Flooding is one of the major natural disasters from a storm event that is prevalent in many countries and greatly affects river morphology, modifying the flora and fauna of a given river environment. As a consequence of climate change, the probability of frequent floods and drought is acute in the near future, posing serious challenges to the water management sector.

Between June 1 and August 18, 2018, Kerala experienced the worst floods ever since 1924. The torrential rains triggered several landslides and forced the release of excess water from 37 dams across the state, aggravating the flood impact. Nearly 341 landslides were reported from 10 districts.

A world at risk, Lloyd’s second underinsurance report, produced with CEBR, shows there is global underinsurance of $162.5bn in 2018. This shows there is a significant gap between the level of insurance in place to cover global risks, and the actual cost to businesses and governments of rebuilding and recovering from major catastrophes.

This data booklet highlights current and future trajectories of populations in cities around the globe, drawing on the population estimates and projections published in World Urbanization Prospects: The 2018 Revision.

This report evaluates total disaster-related economic losses and fatalities between 1998 and 2017. The report finds that between 1998 and 2017, climate-related and geophysical disasters killed 1.3 million people and left a further 4.4 billion injured, homeless, displaced or in need of emergency assistance.

There is a moral imperative to delivering disaster risk reduction (DRR) in violent conflict contexts, where disaster vulnerabilities are high.

Droughts in Morocco are increasing in frequency and intensity. Associated with global climate change, this trend will likely be more evident in the future. Drought damage to the agricultural sector affects both rural livelihoods and the national economy as a whole.

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